- a critical description, evaluation, or analysis of a book, especially one published in a newspaper or magazine.
- a section or page of a newspaper or magazine devoted to such material.
Origin of book review
Related Words for book reviewcriticism, comment, notice, judgment, essay, column, evaluation, study, analysis, inspection, investigation, appraisal, commentary, article, assessment, discussion, revision, dissertation, theme, outline
Examples from the Web for book review
Contemporary Examples of book review
All things being relative, the Times is still a book-review bonanza.Four Overlooked Books of 2009
May 12, 2009
Historical Examples of book review
There was a book-review in it a few days ago that I—I liked very much.'When a Man's Single
J. M. Barrie
Whether that it so or not, the book-review is not, as a rule, the place for abstract argument.
It is a result, I believe, of a wrong conception of what a book-review should be.
He had sold only one book-review, and he was using Corydon's money again.
The cost of the other room was the price of a book-review, and that sometimes meant a whole day of his precious time.